Spokesman of the Counterterrorism Force, Abdul Basit Tikka has confirmed the arrest of an ISIS operative in Sirte and referring him to the Public Prosecution.

"The force received information indicating that an ISIS operative had recently entered Sirte after fleeing the city in 2000, following its liberation from ISIS," Tikka said in a statement Wednesday.

"A well-executed ambush set up in cooperation with the Protection and Security Force of Sirte has led to the successful arrest of the suspect," he added.